presented by Todd Arnold
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Todd Arnold, MD
Dr. Todd Arnold is a primary care/sports performance physician with over a decade of experience caring for athletes of all levels from scholastic to professional. He serves as a sports performance scientist for USA Track and Field, and has worked extensively with over 50 athletes in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games, where the team…Read full bio
This chapter prepares the online learner for the initial component of every abdominal examination: the evaluation. Use Dr. Todd Arnold’s detailed instructions for the necessary palpations and percussions as well as detailed information on when to activate EMS to prepare for abdominal injuries in your practice.
2. The Abdominal Wall and Other Injuries
This chapter covers a variety of abdominal injuries including injuries to the abdominal wall and deeper organs such as the liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, bowel, and appendix. Dr. Todd Arnold builds a solid foundation of anatomical and physiological knowledge that might provide the key to successfully protecting your athletes.
3. Aortic and Other Injuries
The aorta, bladder, ureter, diaphragm, and genitalia receive their share of injuries in the course of a sports career. Gain new knowledge of basic abdominal anatomy and physiology to determine the plan of care for your athlete and whether the athlete can return to sport.
4. Case Study
In this illustrative case study, Dr. Todd Arnold demonstrates how to talk with your athlete regarding their abdominal injuries. Gain an appreciation of how to advise your athlete as well as their parents, coaches, and administration after determining if they can return to sport.